Do you use different layouts in your keyboard? Here is how to change the layout of the keyboard with a simply combination of keys, instead of clicking in the icon:
- Go to Keyboard preferences.
- Add a new layout.
- Press Options…
- Search Keys to change layout and mark your preferred combination (or combinations).
- Press Close.
If you are using a distro with Plymouth, like Ubuntu and derivatives (Linux Mint, etc) you will have problems when using propietary drivers. You will have a logo-text instead of the original-graphic one. Something like this:
The fix is a mess, but there is a script that can help you:
If something goes wrong, you can revert the changes with Kyleabaker’s revert script.
Author of the script: D0rkye http://d0rkye.zsenialis.com/
Most code probably by kyleabaker: http://kyleabaker.com/2010/07/11/how-to-fix-your-ubuntu-boot-screen/
Script via http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/script-to-fix-ubuntu-plymouth-for.html
Let’s face it. Linux is (almost) free. Linux is Open Source. But if a company have a product and don’t want to share their technology, we can:
a) Wait until somebody figures up how to replicate their technology or…
b) Install closed and proprietary software.
Sometimes we have no alternative and we must choose the b) option. This happens sometimes with the PDFs. The built-in PDF reader in almost all distros come with a more-than-decent compatibility and is really complete. However, some things like formulas are not going to be shown properly. The solution is as easy as installing the official Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Nevertheless, due to a little bug, under some distros like Linux Mint, if you try to open a file with Acrobat Reader using the [Right Click] > Open With you will discover that… Open with Acrobat Reader is missing!!!
To solve it we need to edit the desktop file using the terminal:
Then, we find the line beginning with Exec= and we edit it to be like this:
We save the file and… Tada! Now we can find Adobe Acrobat under the [Right Click] > Open With menu. You can even set Adobe Acrobat as the default program for the PDFs.